As I Struggle


Immediately the father of the child cried out, “I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24)

My hand tires

and cramps

around the crayon

as I struggle

to complete the picture.

Vast unfilled spaces spread out before me.

Seen above (and on home-page mastheads): “Starfire in the East” by David Orth in the current ECVA exhibition, “Recognition & Return.”

Readings are from Streams of Mercy: a meditative commentary on the Bible by Ann Kristin Haldors Fontaine (used with permission of the author.

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